Children are welcome in Ahernes. Great amenities locally for children include Fota Wildlife Park, which is a 20-minute drive away. Trabolgon Holiday Resort, beaches galore all over west Waterford and east Cork, not to mention five miles of sandy beach in Youghal.
Ballymaloe is a popular destination for families and the house welcomes children of all ages. Kids are free to borrow some wellies, roam the farm, feed the pigs, collect the eggs and make friends with the pets. The outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months and is always a treat. Ballymaloe has a tennis court and mini-golf course that are open for residents. 'Children's Tea' is served daily at 5.30 pm and is always a good social event, Children over the age of 7 are welcome to join their parents in the dining room in the evening. With all of the Allen grandchildren running around, your kids are likely to make a friend, find all the secret spots and never want to leave.
Castle Durrow is extremely child-friendly. The castle has large deluxe contemporary style family rooms. The family rooms have a main room with a large four-poster or king-size bed and an adjoining room with bunk bed and cot, both rooms are adjoined by the ensuite. The castle also has a playroom situated on the ground floor fully equipped with teddies, toys, games, a TV and a DVD player to keep the little ones entertained. Staff can organise babysitters to mind the children in the playroom or indeed in their bedrooms while parents enjoy a nice romantic dinner in Castle Durrow's restaurant. Of course, children are also welcome in the restaurant, where they can select a healthy children's menu, with complimentary minerals. High chairs are also available on request.
Children under three can stay free of charge in Currarevagh House and, children under 12 at a 50% discount. The maximum number of children in one room sharing with parents is two. Early suppers and early high tea can be provided and baby food is also available.
Young hotel guests are most welcome at Hayfield Manor and are made to feel special with treats such as mini bathrobes, cookies and milk at bedtimes, children's menus in both restaurants, a special children's afternoon tea,, babysitting facilities (on request), a selection of videos and DVD's, and special baby packs
The Ice House has a kids program including a games room, sweeties buffet, feeding the ducks, kids' bathrobes and slippers, personalised cookies and games and DVDs on check-in.
The King Sitric does not charge for cots or for children under 12 sharing their parent's room. Howth village offers a host of activities to keep children busy. Enjoy the piers and the beaches and throw stones in the water, visit the transport museum or the playground, feed the seals, or take the ferry to Ireland's Eye Island.
Liss Ard Estate would not be out of place in an Enid Blyton book. The Famous Five or The Secret Seven would be very at home here. Liss Ard Estate offers a playground of possibilities. The protected natural parkland is a land waiting to be discovered, for little people and parents too. There are ponds and lakes where an array of water sports options are available. kayaking, wild swimming, fishing and bird watching.
Spend a very special time at Longueville House with those nearest and dearest to you and create lifetime memories for all. Treat your family to a break in the wonderful and safe rural surrounds of Longueville House Estate. Plenty of country walks, animals to see and pet, along with lots of other activities (on and off-site), there's over 500 acres of space to explore! At 5.30pm kids' tea is served, allowing Mum and Dad a nice relaxing dinner aux Deux later. Babysitting arranged on request. Family room available, sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and three children under 12 years. All off-site activities require pre-booking. Pricing 0-12 years free (Applies only in Family room with a maximum 2 per room) 13-17 years 25 euros B and B
The Merrion five star hotel in Dublin loves to welcome younger guests and always makes provisions to ensure they have a wonderful stay - from special room amenities to arranging exciting daytime activities. This family-friendly hotel in Dublin City offers babysitting service, cots, extra beds and of course a delicious, specially-tailored room service menus with Miss and Master Merrion Crockery. The staff in the Tethra Spa welcome children for a swim in the pool, providing mini bathrobes on request for extra cuddly comfort while the bar managers shake up delicious 'mocktails' for extra fun.
While staying at Mount Juliet, families can be assured of a fun-packed activity break with a number of exciting, organised family activities on a daily basis ranging from horse riding and trekking in the vast grounds to an introduction to the world of golf with a weekly organised junior golf clinic. Also included is a daily supervised kids club, Little Rascals, Sunday to Friday.
Children of all ages are welcome at the Park Hotel Kenmare. The range of children’s facilities makes it easy for families with children of all ages to plan a holiday that everyone will enjoy. Every day is an adventure in and around Kenmare Bay or exploring the beautiful coastline on our doorstep. When back at the hotel there is a children’s Cabin where families can play safely and meet new friends. And we couldn’t possibly go without mentioning the Lego Room, suitable for kids from age 4 to 99. There are a variety of options available within the hotel to accommodate families of up to five. The options are all different ranging from children’s bunk beds to interconnecting rooms. We, therefore, suggest contacting the hotel directly to discuss your specific requirements so that the helpful team can recommend the best arrangements. Baby listening equipment and baby-sitting can also be arranged on request.
We love nothing more than seeing the delight in children's eyes as they explore the grounds and beach here at Rathmullan House. The gardens and beach provide ample space for burning off energy while the children's room helps them to re-charge their batteries before a swim in the pool! Rathmullan offers a children's menu and you can be assured that all dietary requirements are catered for. Should your child have any specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will do our best to make sure they enjoy their food as much as you do! TV and DVD facilities are available in the children's room, a selection of DVD's are available for rental at reception. We can organise a local experienced babysitter for your children while you relax over dinner or take a massage in the afternoon. Early booking is advisable as our babysitters are very popular with our younger guests! There is a children's play area on the grounds near our tennis courts and a lovely community children's playground in the village - a short stroll from the hotel. Pony trekking on Rathmullan beach can be arranged with the Golden Sands - a short 5-minute walk from the hotel. There are a number of alternative riding stables a short drive from the hotel. The Swilly Explorer sails during the summer months from the quay at Rathmullan. Take in the sights of surrounding Inch Island, Buncrana and Fanad and let the driver tail the sails, while you relax. Bookings can be made through the hotel reception for residents. (Weather permitting)
Tankardstown loves having children come to stay. In particular, the two-bedroom courtyard cottage suites offer families plenty of space and comfort with the bedrooms upstairs with a kitchen and lounge area downstairs. With plenty of space for running around, playing hide and seek, children can visit our ducks and chickens and gather eggs for their breakfast. Our Gardener, Donal could always do with a hand to harvest vegetables and salads for our Restaurant Brabazon or they could always escape to Narnia or elsewhere with a DVD from our library. Great places to visit nearby include Tayto Park, Newgrange and Funtasia Waterpark. Fold-out beds and Cots can be provided where required.
Dunowen House is ideal for small, medium and large family groups and welcomes children of all ages. There is a large spacious garden and a playroom and kids and grown-ups alike will love the local secluded beach, just a 10 minute walk from the property.